While Americans were still grappling with the sudden news about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered another devastating blow to a nation in mourning. In a statement which was released within hours after the country learned about the tragic news of Ginsburg, who died from cancer on Friday, McConnell opposed the final wish Ginsburg made before dying.
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” the senate majority leader said.
Full statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on his intentions after the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: pic.twitter.com/pLjb2ZBTaU— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) September 19, 2020
According to NPR, Ginsburg expressed her wish a few days before her death, dictating a recorded statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera.
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," the women’s right advocate said.